Tamil Nadu

Two engineering students held for smuggling ganja

They were selling the contraband to their college-mates

Sleuths of the Narcotics Intelligence Bureau, Kancheepuram Unit, on Saturday arrested two engineering students for smuggling ganja into the district and selling them to students in their college.

S. Prabhakar, NIB’s Kancheepuram inspector, received information about two engineering students selling ganja to their class and college-mates. Officers identified the two as Praveen, 21, of Nellore, and Sairam, 21, of Kakinada, and tracked them.

On Friday, the two left for Tirupati and waited at a bus stand for their contact to supply the substance. “They purchased two kilograms for ₹15,000 and were returning by bus to Kancheepuram on Saturday morning,” said a police officer.

The inspector and his team conducted a vehicle check at the Govindavadi Agaram bus stop near Kancheepuram, and nabbed the two. They were found in possession of the substance. During inquiry, they revealed that they had been selling each pack for a minimum of ₹200, for the past three months.

The police found a vapouriser inside their room. “Using this, multiple students would inhale the ganja fumes at once,” the officer said. A case has been registered against them under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, and they have been remanded in judicial custody.

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